Membership

North Albany Post 1610 Membership Application Form

MEMBERSHIP

The Legion’s calendar year runs from August 1st through July 31st.

2020-2021 American Legion dues are due. Please check your Legion membership card and if it does not have 2021 on the top of it, please remit your dues as soon as possible. Dues are $45 or $42 if you are 62 years of age and retired.

We do appreciate those that send their dues in promptly. Active-duty personnel should also disregard the dues notice as your cards will be sent out within the next couple of weeks.

Members confined to home due to a long-term illness or nursing, assisted living residences should contact the Post at (518) 465-4800 to indicate their present status.

We need and welcome your continued support. 

For further information contact Adjutant John Sacca at nap1610@yahoo.com.

About Us

The North Albany American Legion Post has loyal members living in 5 states around the country.  Of course, we have quite a few “snowbirds” that make the migration to warmer climates each year. We also have several members serving around the world.

We welcome all interested veterans to become members of our American Legion Post and the world’s largest veterans organization. Our dues are $45 for a regular membership or $42 if you are age 62 or older and retired. We also sponsor the membership of those presently serving our nation on active duty. Your membership will gain your entry into hundreds of Legion posts around the country.

We would be happy to send you an application for membership.  Just call (518) 465-4800 and leave your name, address and telephone number.  Members of NY State Post 1, which only exists on paper, are invited to call for a transfer form to belong to North Albany Post.

Eligibility Requirements

If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces since December 7, 1941, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving – you are eligible for membership in The American Legion!

*Because eligibility dates remain open, all active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to join The American Legion at this time, until the date of the end of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States. You must provide a copy of your DD-214 certifying your service dates.

**U.S. Merchant Marine eligible only from December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (WWII).

Those dates are:

April 6, 1917 – November 11, 1918

December 7, 1941 – To cessation of hostilities as determined by the U.S. Government

History

The North Albany Post was formed in late 1946 by a number of individuals returning from their military service. The original idea was to name the Post after one of the local heroes that had made the supreme sacrifice.  With 17 casualties from the neighborhood, which one do you choose?  Logic finally prevailed and the new club was named for the neighborhood with plaques honoring the war dead. We now display several memorial plaques honoring the war dead of all the wars since our inception. We also have a memorial board remembering the names of our departed members.

Location/Hours

Our club bar is open Tuesday through Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 10 p.m. and from 12 noon on the weekends until 10 p.m. Hours are subject to change. You are most welcome to stop in, say hello, stay for a chat. During the week there are usually 3 or 4 members attending to office duties from 10:00 a.m. to noon or longer and the coffee pot is usually on or can be very quickly.

We are located on North First St., which is adjacent to I-90 where it crosses Broadway and North Pearl St. Coming from Memorial Hospital area, take a left on Van Rensselaer Blvd. and a right on North First St.  You can’t miss us.